Union Pacific aims to reopen some lines for partial service

by Canadian Shipper

OMAHA, Nebraska–On January 24, Union Pacific will reopen the remaining two segments of its five rail lines that were severely damaged by the winter storm early in the new year are expected to be reopened for partial service, according to a statement from UP.

The two segments are part of the California “Coast Line”, and a rugged desert canyon line northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada.

The statement said an embargo on traffic into California and Southern Nevada remained in place to control traffic into the region, while otbound trains from the region were working off the backlog of trains delayed by the storm.

In Nevada, Union Pacific has mobilised 200 personnel who are working around the clock to repair storm damage over an 80-mile stretch in a remote canyon south of Caliente, Nevada which is an important freight link between Los Angeles, Salt Lake City and the Midwest.

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